Q. After serving up some fantastic charcuterie, great entrees and a host of fabulous desserts, how do you knock 6 normal people on their butts?
A. You hand them a tray of a dozen or so assorted, well-sharpened j-knives, most sporting beautiful rehandle work and some nice sayas, and you let the people handle them.
This played out earlier today, at an excellent lunch prepared under the watchful eye of our own Travis K. The diners had never seen or touched many of the knife types (debas, hankotsu, garasuki, etc.) and where stunned and amazed by the blades and the custom handles. And of course a pig sticker was a big hit. I'll keep my fingers crossed that at least one of them is interested enough to get drawn to the slippery slope, where they can keep us all company.